A short uplink featuring portions of Washington State University’s Fall Commencement with speaker U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will be available on Saturday, Dec. 14. Following are the coordinates and a news release.

WSU Commencement/Patty Murray B-Roll
Saturday, December 14, 2002
2:45 – 3 p.m. (PST)


2:45 – 3p.m.

C band
Telstar 6
Transponder 11
Polarity: Horizontal
93 degrees W
Downlink frequ. 3920
Audio 6.2/6.8

News Release:

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray Will Speak at WSU Fall Commencement Dec. 14

PULLMAN, Wash. — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will speak at Washington State University s fall commencement set for 10 a.m. Dec. 14 in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.

The address by Murray, a 1972 WSU graduate, will be given at the second fall commencement in the university’s 112-year history. The first WSU graduate to serve in the U.S. Senate, Murray was 1994 WSU spring commencement speaker.

“Sen. Murray is a great friend of education and loyal to her alma mater,” said WSU President V. Lane Rawlins. “Her background as a state legislator, school board member, parent and active local citizen has served our state well in the Senate. She will have words of wisdom and challenge for our graduates.”

Scott Dickinson, president of the Associated Students of WSU, also will speak, and Rawlins will preside.

A total of 381 students took part in the first fall commencement last year. More than 500 students are expected for 2002. “We anticipate, in the future, that more students graduating in August and December will participate in the mid-year ceremony,” said WSU Commencement Coordinator Teri Nelson of the Registrar’s Office.